Graduate School

Jeremiah Dalziel Prize (Masters)

Applications are invited for these prizes which are awarded annually to the most meritorious student(s) registered at this University as a candidate for a postgraduate degree in the field of British History.

This information is for applications by on-programme MSc students only. If you are a PhD student, you can apply for the Jeramiah Dalziel Prize (PhD) using the link below.

About the Prize 

  • This prize is open to MScR and MScT students in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology. It is is awarded annually to the most meritorious student(s) registered at this University as a candidate for a Masters degree in the field of British History (in its widest sense and including the activities of the British overseas). This is judged on the basis of the submitted work and the supervisor’s supporting statement.
  • The committee reserve the right to make no awards if applications are not of a suitable standard.
  • A prize of £500 will be awarded to the best MScR and/or MScT dissertation in the field specified above. Each prize will be paid in a single lump sum.
  • The School will usually advertise the winners’ names. Winners who wish their name to be withheld must notify the Graduate School office in writing at the time of submission.


MSc Students - Application Process

  • Applicants must submit their completed application to their supervisor by email for them to add a supporting statement and send onto – we strongly recommend that applicants copy in the Graduate School when sending the application form to their supervisor.
  • In their supporting statement, the supervisor will focus on appraising the applicant’s work, rather than financial need.
  • The deadline for receipt of applications is Monday 26 September 2022, 12 noon. Applicants must submit their application to their supervisor in good time for them to provide the supporting statement and submit to the Graduate School.
  • Applicants are responsible for liaising with supervisors to ensure that their application is received in the Graduate School on time.


Graduate School Office

  • School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Contact details



Room 2.29, William Robertson Wing
Old Medical School
Teviot Place

Post Code


  • Staff are working remotely at the moment, so please use email or phone in the first instance.